Guys, a sweet friend of mine thinks she may know what my illness is. She has a daughter who is a doctor, a pediatrician, and she herself is a college professor. Was. as she is retired now. A virus which is many times seen in children but adults get it too seems to be the culprit. Today at least, I can eat, walk around with just the normal pain I endure in my back. All food tasted like flour and water paste for these eight days...even the ice cream I bought. My breakfasts and the rest of my meals sat cooling while I read or wrote. Even my coffee was tasteless and I'd barely get half a cup. The pain was severe as like hammer blows to the bones in my feet, ankles, wrists and legs. Apart from whatever I did to my knee which swelled up like the dickens and hurt equally badly, I bloated up like a dead stoat layin' in the midday sun on a back road somewhere. All of this lasted till it started getting better yesterday afternoon. Today, I pronounce myself cured. I ate a very savory supper and actually liked it. Eight days. If you ask me via email or message, I'll share what it may have been. One of my best friends came down with it too....same DAY! Same symptoms. I just found out last evening! We haven't seen one another in three weeks. So we didn't give the virus too one another.